The world is sailing through troubled waters, and the education sector has taken a big hit because of the pandemic. To beat the pandemic blues, Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor Professor Deepak Kumar Behera delivered a motivational talk on the topic “How to be Academically Skilled and Innovative: Some Points to Ponder” for the entire teaching fraternity at KISS, including school, college, and university to boost their mental, emotional, physical and academical well-being on 4th May 2021. Over three hundred participants joined the virtual gathering.